Steve Marchelos was born in Queens, New York and raised on Long Island just north of where he now has his offices. He graduated from St. John’s University Summa Cum Laude and then received his JD degree from Brooklyn Law School. While at law school Marchelos worked during the day in the litigation clinics and as a student clerk for a law firm which represented the Police Union.

Marchelos was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1987 and to the New York Bar in 1988. In addition, he is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York; the Eastern District of New York; the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Marchelos is a member of the American Association of Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Through this Association he has been called upon to lecture on the topic of Municipal Liability for police misconduct cases.

Upon his admittance to the New York Bar, Marchelos was hired to be an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the Manhattan Trial Unit. Here he defended and tried numerous cases for the City of New York and its agencies, covering a broad spectrum of issues including sidewalk trip and falls, automobile accidents, construction accidents and premises liability cases, police abuse and civil rights cases. The extremely heavy case load Marchelos handled while at the New York City Law Department honed his skills as a trial attorney, making him not only a persuasive speaker, but also one who could present his cases in such a way to emphasize their strengths while effectively uncovering the weaknesses of the opposition. The police abuse and civil rights cases were of particular interest to Marchelos. Each one had its own unique set of facts and circumstances which required personal attention to detail. This played directly to his strengths and style of practice that would follow him to this day.

The next seven years were spent as the in-house lawyer for several insurance companies and then as a partner in a Manhattan-based personal injury/criminal defense firm. It was here that Marchelos learned the business of running a law firm while becoming a skilled advocate for the injured.

In December of 1998, Marchelos opened his own law firm with offices in Mineola, New York, the county seat of Nassau and home of the Nassau County Court House. From this base office, Marchelos is readily accessible to his clients and all the courthouses throughout the greater metropolitan area where he tries cases including Suffolk and Nassau Counties, the five boroughs of New York City (Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens), Westchester, Rockland and even northern New Jersey.

Marchelos’ practice is driven by his passion for helping those who have been injured or wronged in New York and gives each one of his clients the personal attention and dedicated work their cases deserve to help make a difference in their lives. In over 20 years of practice, Marchelos has tried over 100 cases, taking numerous verdicts and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients.

Marchelos has been, and continues to be, active in the community where he resides as well as in the Greek American community throughout the State of New York, in particular Long Island and Queens.